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Brower doesn't load pages much of the time.

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For months, Firefox will not load pages, like for google for instance. I will press Enter to load the page and it just won't do anything. Sometimes quitting and restarting fixes the issue, sometimes it doesn't. It isn't my internet, as I often have to open Safari to load the page instead, which always works.

I just did a refresh of Firefox, but the issue persists. It's getting to the point of potentially switching browsers. It's frustrating to have to switch browsers if I need a page to load.

For months, Firefox will not load pages, like for google for instance. I will press Enter to load the page and it just won't do anything. Sometimes quitting and restarting fixes the issue, sometimes it doesn't. It isn't my internet, as I often have to open Safari to load the page instead, which always works. I just did a refresh of Firefox, but the issue persists. It's getting to the point of potentially switching browsers. It's frustrating to have to switch browsers if I need a page to load.
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You can check the connection settings and check for possible issues with a Proxy or VPN service.

  • Settings -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

If you do not need to use a Proxy to connect to internet, select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

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Hi! Thanks for your reply.

I just changed the setting to 'No Proxy' and now Firefox won't load any websites at all, not just Google. I changed it back to the original setting which was 'Use the system proxy settings' but it still won't load any pages. I am using the Private Internet Access VPN. Firefox does work when the VPN isn't on, but I do prefer using my VPN most of the time so I'd like to see if I can fix this.

Does it have to do with the DNS at all? I've read a couple of people's experiences with this from some years ago where they changed DNS settings and that resolved it, but I'm not savvy enough to implement their instructions myself.

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An IT friend of mine was able to help fix the issue. I typed about:config in the Firefox address bar and then, set network.dns.disableIPv6 to True. Pages are now loading.

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